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INTERNAL ONLY: Principal Transport Planning Officer (Charfield)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/05/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/05/2019 09:00
Salary:
£35,934 - £38,813
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
Vacancy ID:
105250
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
PTPOcharfield/918/RP

Job details 

Closing date:
20 May


Supporting documents

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the delivery of the Housing Capacity Fund (HCF) project funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The aim of this project is to deliver a master plan for development in Charfield and Yate.

We are looking for an officer to lead the delivery of the HCF project. The secondment is for one year and applicants should make sure they have support from their line manager in advance.

About the Project

Charfield has seen considerable growth in recent years and has been identified for further housing in the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) making it a key development location. One of the key transport schemes to facilitate this development is the reopening of Charfield Station. Feasibility work has begun on the station and its favoured location at this stage is the original station site. This infrastructure led proposal means that a masterplan for the station and environs is needed to ensure that the area functions as a place and brings forward proposals that maximise the benefits to residents in the locality.

Similarly Yate has seen considerable growth and is allocated in the JSP for further growth. The station plays a key role in tackling congestion and promoting sustainable travel. This project will again be focussed on the station site and its environs and will result in a much-needed masterplan to ensure that improvements to the station realise wider benefits in the area and the area surrounding the station can be shaped to work well as a place with an improved station.

Essential Criteria

• Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject (i.e. Transport Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering) and relevant post qualification experience

• Relevant professional qualification, e.g. Membership of the Institute of Highways and Transportation

• A willingness to achieve continuing professional development through additional qualifications, attendance at courses, seminars, etc

• Experience at managing the technical functions for which the post holder is responsible

• Experience of working closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders to deliver cross cutting schemes

• A self-motivated, dependable, committed and determined professional, with an ability to earn the respect of peers and subordinates by example

• Possession of effective analytical/evaluative skills, and a high level of numeracy and IT literacy

• Experience of working with and advising Senior Managers, stakeholder groups, local communities and voluntary organisations to achieve mutually supportive objectives. Ability to construct effective working relationships at all levels, use initiative, identify and analyse key issues from available information, and problem-solve and informed make considered decisions taking account of corporate policies and political impact

• Experience of delivering presentations to internal (Committees, Senior Managers), external customers and organisations

• Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and direct the work of a team

Core Duties:

The role will involve leading the HCF bid and reporting to WECA on progress against milestones. This post will be based in the Transport Policy Team but will report to the Project Sponsor (Major Sites Manager) and the Programme Sponsor (Head of Transport & Strategic Projects). Key elements of the role will be managed the project team of workstream leads from across the council whilst ensuring that issues are escalated and delivery programme achieved. It will involve commissioning and managing consultants and the management and reporting of budgets.

Expressions of Interest:

We are asking for expressions of interest no more than 2 sides of A4 (see attached) which set out how you meet the criteria above and how your skills and experience, including specific examples, will be relevant for the delivery of this project based on the information provided above.

Deadline for submissions of Expressions of Interest by 9:00 am 20th May 2019 to be sent to Emma.Blackham@southglos.gov.uk.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed and interviews will be held in due course.

If you have any queries about this post please contact Emma Blackham or Donna Whinham.

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